You never know when a plumbing emergency will strike in your Deltona, FL home. Get professional help quickly when you notice an overflowing toilet, leaking water heater or failing sump pumps. Here are steps you can take when you have a plumbing emergency, like a water leak, in your home.

1. Shut Off the Water

When a plumbing emergency strikes your premises, turn off the water source as fast as possible. If it’s a clogged or overflowing toilet, you can turn the valve at the base. For larger emergencies, like a leaking water heater or a burst pipe, turning off the main valve is the best way to prevent water damage.

2. Assess the Damage

You can now identify the plumbing emergency and call in the experts. Our company is licensed, insured and bonded, and we have years of experience in mitigating damage and restoring properties. Our professionals will assess the extent of the damage and let you know what emergency services you need.

3. Take Photos and Videos

It’s vital that you take a few photos or videos of the plumbing emergency while it’s happening to record the damage. You might need the pictures and videos when filing a claim with your home insurance provider, and the plumber might also need the photos. After fixing the issue, it’s important to snap some more pictures.

4. Call Your Local Water Company

Call your local water company if you discover that the plumbing issue or leak originates from a blocked sewer main. The company could send a plumber to fix the problem right away. They could also give you useful tips to handle the emergency.

5. Call for Mitigation Services

Plumbing emergencies can be frustrating. You can avoid most of them through routine maintenance. Call ServiceMaster Restoration by HRB today for professional water damage mitigation services, including water extraction and drying.

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